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Reimagining the synthesizer for an acoustic setting; design for a new type of electronical musical instrument

Jense, Arvid (2013) Reimagining the synthesizer for an acoustic setting; design for a new type of electronical musical instrument.

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Abstract:A design of a new type of electronic instrument was made to allow usage in a setting previously not suitable for these types of instrument. Following an open-ended design brief, an analysis of the Meeblip market, synthesizer design literature and three case-studies, a new usage scenario was chosen. The scenario describes a situation of spontaneous music creation at an outside location. A rapidly iterating design process produced a wooden, semi-computational operated synthesizer which has an integrated power supply, amplifier and speaker. Care was taken to allow for rich and musical interaction as well as making the sound quality of the instrument on a similar level as acoustic instruments.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:20 art studies
Programme:Industrial Design BSc (56955)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63128
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